Rhodes benched to save mechanics
Manager Dusty Baker said Friday that Rhodes broke the toe after jumping to catch a ball during batting practice Sept. 4 in Atlanta. The 39-year-old reliever made eight appearances since being hurt, but hasn't pitched in the Reds' last eight games.
Baker said the team shut Rhodes down because it didn't "want to take a chance on him hurting his mechanics."
Rhodes was 1-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 66 games after signing a two-year contract with the Reds last December. Cincinnati is the seventh team for which he's pitched.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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